RhythmboxGuayadequeExaileListenClementinegmusicbrowserAmarok 1.4JaJukaTunesBansheeQuod LibetAmarok 2.x
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ExcerptAn integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes.Guayadeque is a music management program designed for all music enthusiasts. It is Full Featured Linux media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the Gstreamer media frameworkA music player and manager written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, Last.fm scrobbling, support for tabbed playlists, many portable media players, internet radio such as shoutcast.A music management and audio player for GNOMEA cross-platform music player inspired by Amarok 1.4An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ogg/flac/mpc/ape files, written in perl.Organizes and plays music. It is a full-featured application geared towards advanced users with large or scattered music collections.A full-featured audio player and manager, developed in JavaA music and video player which can manage your podcasts, Internet radio and keep your portable device loaded with good stuff.An audio player designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do.An audio player with many exciting features
LicenseGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLGNU GPLMITGNU GPLGNU GPL
Latest version0.13.30.3.10.3.2.20.6.50.7.11.1.71.4.101.9.52.0.12.1.32.3.12.4.3
Release date2011-01-162011-05-132011-07-182010-03-082011-03-272011-03-182008-08-132011-07-272010-06-202011-08-242011-07-162011-08-01
Tested version on Ubuntu 11.040.13.30.2.7-12270.3.2.10.6.50.7.11.1.71.4.101.9.12.0.12.0.12.2.1
Other systems
WindowsNoNoNoNoYesNoYes with KDE for Windows (dev)YesYesYesYesYes with KDE for Windows (dev)
Mac OSNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesYesYes 1.9.6 for nowNoYes no official support
Player
Supported formatsmp3, ogg, flac, wma, aac, etc.ogg vorbis, mp3 and flac files (and mpc/ape with gstreamer or mplayer)MP3, OGG, FLAC, AAC, WMA, APE, etc...mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4, m4a, ra, rm, cuemany + video
ReplayGainYesYesNo Not seen in Preferences...Yes
TransitionsYesYesNo
GaplessYes
Online radioYesYesYes
PodcastsYesYesYes
KaraokeNoYesNoNo
EqualizerYesYes Presets & CustomYesNoYes
Library
Multiple foldersYes Not easy to manage. Use gconf-editor: apps > rhythmbox > library_locationsYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Statistics
Navigator
Mode de navigationChained lists (Artist/Album OR Genre/Artist OR Genre/Artist/Album)Chained lists CONFIGURABLE among label, year, artist, album artist, album, rating, ...Chained lists (Artist/Album OR Genre/Artist OR Genre/Artist/Album)Many CONFIGURABLE modes !! Check it outTreeViewTreeView (Artist/Album OR Genre/Artist/Album OR Album OR Year/Artist/Album OR FileSystem)Chained lists (Artist/Album only), but album can be displayed as text or image (by default)TreeView
File (library only)YesYesNo
File (all)YesNoNo
Cover NavigatorYesYesNoYes
PlaylistMultiple playlists plus queue
Tags
EditorYesYes
Auto tag toolsYes MusicBrainz + covers (Google, Amazon, last.fm OR Discogs) + lyrics (several choice)Yes NOT configurable. No choices displayed. Not handy.
Internet
Audio CD
Technical details
Programming languageCC++ (wxWidgets)Python (GTK+)PythonC++ (Qt)PerlC++ (Qt)JavaJavaMono C# (Gtk#)Python (GTK+)C++ (Qt)
DatabaseXML (~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml)Sqlite (~/.guayadeque/guayadeque.db)Undefined, maybe "proprietary" binary file ? (~/.local/share/exaile/music.db)Undefined, maybe "proprietary" binary file ? (~/.config/listen/songs.db)Sqlite (~/.config/Clementine/clementine.db)Custom INI/Tab separated file (~/.config/gmusicbrowser/gmbrc)MySQL or Sqlite (~/.kde/share/apps/amarok/collection.db)XML (~/.jajuk/collection.xml)XML (~/.atunes/repository.xml)Sqlite (~/.config/banshee_1/banshee.db)internal (which one ? location ?)
Audio Enginegstreamergstreamer OR mpg321/ogg123/flac123/amixer OR mplayerxinemplayer for all environments, xine for Linux systemsgstreamer
id3 libraryhomemade (done by gmusicbrowser author)JAudiotaggertaglib-sharp
id3 version2.42.3 (default) OR 2.42.32.3
Distribution
Ubuntu software-centerYes apt://rhythmboxYes apt://guayadequeYes apt://exaileYes apt://listenYes apt://clementineYes apt://gmusicbrowserYes Using a PPA: http://raphael.camus.free.fr/wiki/index.php?title=AmarokYes apt://jajukNo But a debian package exists on official websiteYes Default application (apt://banshee)Yes apt://quodlibetYes apt://amarok
External Information
Websitehttp://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/http://guayadeque.org/http://www.exaile.org/http://www.listen-project.org/http://www.clementine-player.org/http://gmusicbrowser.org/http://amarok.kde.org/enhttp://jajuk.infohttp://www.atunes.org/http://banshee.fm/http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/http://amarok.kde.org/en
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythmboxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exailehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listen_Media_Playerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementine_(software)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarok_(audio)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATuneshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banshee_(media_player)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quod_Libet_(software)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarok_(audio)
Ubuntu-frhttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/rhythmboxhttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/guayadequehttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/exailehttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/listenhttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/clementinehttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/gmusicbrowserhttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/amarok_v1http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/bansheehttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/quodlibethttp://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/amarok
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